Somanathar Arumuganeri

Somanathar, Arumuganeri

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Somanathar, facing east


Somasundari, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Natarajar, Naalvar, Kanni Vinayaka, Subramanya with consorts, Saneeswara, Bhairava, Navagraha. Sanctum niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Durga, Chandikeswara

Somanathar Arumuganeri is a small east-facing temple with a single Prakaram. There are 2 entrances, one in the east leading to the sanctum of Lord Shiva and one in the south in front of the goddess. Both entrances have a Mukha mandapam in front. The one before the main deity is the one that is normally open. The temple has been renovated in recent times and is maintained well.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Somanathar Arumuganeri is an old temple built about 200 years ago by one Siva Arumuga Nadar.


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Somanathar Arumuganeri is 10 kilometers northwest of Tiruchendur on the road to Thoothukudi.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Tiruchendur where there are many hotels, lodges, and restaurants for a comfortable stay and good food. Tiruchendur is about 40 kilometers south of Thoothukudi and 55 kilometers southeast of Tirunelveli. It is a well-connected coastal town.

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